I feel I need to make my chapter longer becuse I want to write a novel - not a novella! can you help?

I feel I need to make my chapter longer becuse I want to write a novel - not a novella! can you help? Topic: How to write a novel description
July 19, 2019 / By Angie
Question: well i think I said everything in the question. I want to write a novel but i feel the story is moving WAY to fast. how can I drag it out whislt keeping the story interesting and not by adding other things (I already have a few counter plots and I dont want tit to become confuing) so please help, any tips or ideas are welcome.
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Willy Willy | 7 days ago
Besides adding more detail in description, you can try developing your characters and their relationships more.
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Willy Originally Answered: Maybe if i write down how messed up my life is it will make me feel better?
First: The developing brain of a teenager goes through a period of egotism where they believe that no one else could possibly know what they are going through. This is something that everyone experiences, just ask all the other kids at your school who have nothing but black in their closet. They will also tell you that "no one knows how much they just need to be loved". Second: The cutting.. just stop it. I don't mean to be insensitive, but most teens who cut are only looking for attention, and from this post I can tell that you are starving for it. If the whole "pain is the only way I can feel alive, but I don't want anyone to know i'm hurting myself" is true, then cutting where you have to cover with the long sleeves and bracelets or can't change in gym class, blah blah, etc.. It wouldn't happen. If it is the pain thing, then there are other ways to release that stress that aren't so obvious. It just makes things worse as far as how people view you. I promise, you are never going to find love if you are this withdrawn, insecure, "secretive" person in the long sleeve black shirt who flinches when someone gets within an inch of you. Third: The help is there. You can get it. There are TONS of hot-lines and people.. lots of free of charge kind of people and counselors that you can call or talk to. I promise it's there, you (like hundreds of thousands of other "no one knows what I'm going through" teenagers) don't want to think that there is anyone who can help or even just listen. There are people who can help/listen. Lastly: And I make this last for the sole reason that it does not deserve anything more than the last point. Dump your jack-a*s boyfriend. I know that it feels like He is the "End All" but I promise he is not. I know I can sit here and tell you he is a jack-a*s all day and you will disregard it because you "love" him. I promise in 5 years you will think of him with nothing more than vague memories. I just left the love of my life (and I have had MANY contenders in my life) after two years because I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him but he never wanted to be a husband or father and seeing as how I already have a child that was already a 50% fail rate. It sucks.. It hurts so much.. I feel like I can barely breathe and it has been over a month already. I have hope though and Ive got a good decade of my life to find Mr. right more than you behind me. I know its easier said than done, but all you should be worrying about now is your grades because once you are a successful adult who is actually doing something with your life, everything else will fall in place. as far as your free time outside of school, just enjoy life and have as much fun as you can.. it's over sooner than you'd ever think.
Willy Originally Answered: Maybe if i write down how messed up my life is it will make me feel better?
sometimes it is nice to write things out so that the thoughts can be sorted and are fully formed so that they can more easily be dealt with. things usually look clearer all written out in black and white. your boyfriend is crap, you deserve better. there is a better guy out there for you who will treat you right. your friend isn't much better, she isn't your friend. there are people out there who would like to be your friend, sometimes though they are not easy to find. i didn't have friends for a good while. but i'd rather have had no friends than bad ones who aren't real ones. if you at least get comfortable with yourself it is easier to deal with the loneliness of having no friends. what keeps me waking up every day even on the worse ones is a sense of humor. if you laugh you can survive. and believing you can survive something can pull you through. never give up hope as tomorrow is a better day. if it is not then maybe next week because if you look for the good you will find it. try to get help for the cutting. until then please be safe about it. there are people who love you, look around and hold onto that.

Selah Selah
add a bit more detail to create suspense. don't add detail for the sake of length because you will make it boring and strung out. you don't want to end up with an ok novel when you could have had an excellent novella. so try to add suspense by drawing the bits before the most exciting events out.
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Nekoda Nekoda
I would add more details about the different plots. Such as how things taste, look like, feel. Get the reader into the book, make it so they feel like they are there, so they can picture whats going on.
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Nekoda Originally Answered: For those who have written something longer then 10 pages, don't you feel a bit bad for Stephenie Meyer?
Not really, she put herself in the spotlight when she became a published author. Nobody forced her to publish Twilight. She could have said no. She just needs to take it and move on. Nobody forced her to write 5 books in a rush. Her contract called for 3 books, she added 2 more ooks because she thought she was Shakespeare reincarnated and because she's greedy for the money.

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